Patterico's Pontifications

7/2/2010

White House Work

Filed under: Government,Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 7:53 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The White House has released its list of employees and their annual pay:

** 469 employees at $38,796,307.00 per year **

Other than the President, the top pay is $172,200.00 per year for a range of employees including David Axlerod, Rahm Emanuel, speechwriter Jon Favreau, Robert Gibbs, and others. It’s not really that much for the hours they work but typically the power, fame, perks, and/or lucrative post-job opportunities make up for it.

Ironically (to me), former Attorney General and White House counsel Alberto Gonzales did not benefit from his White House service, even though most of his policies have been continued by the Obama Administration. In some ways he was a victim of the times and his willingness to take the heat for President Bush; in other ways he has only himself to blame. But Gonzales strikes me as the forgotten man from the Bush years, and that’s a shame given his [pre-Bush] accomplishments.

— DRJ

4 Responses to “White House Work”

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IBvZlRqOTw

    Funny you call him the forgotten man considering his own infamous memory.

    right_of_ctr (a664fb)

  2. Is he forgotten? I thought he was rather well remembered as the poster boy for a high government official who does not know what he is doing. After all, while we often suspect that important people in the government do not know what they are doing, it is very rare that they literally swear under oath that they fired people from important jobs and do not know why.

    Counterfactual (d4779e)

  3. right_of_ctr

    Why lie about your name? You are posting a cut and paste video from a democrat propaganda youtube account. They don’t hide this… they take pride in it. What ‘center’ are you to the right of?

    I’m not a big fan of this guy, but democrats should admit Obama is following his leadership to a T. They should have voted for Mccain if they had a problem with Gonzales.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  4. So, roughly speaking, every American taxpayer has to pay one-tenth of a penny for the privilege of hearing Gibbs distort, deny, obfuscate & lie — everyday?

    I want a refund!

    Icy Texan (b52c23)


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